What are the STI test options in Bloomington,MN?
The fifth-largest city in Minnesota, Bloomington, is located in Hennepin County. Bloomington is also only about 10 miles south of downtown Minneapolis. As you can probably imagine, this city draws a lot of visitors and tourists. With a constant influx of people, it’s no wonder rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Minnesota.
Back in 2001, Hennepin County’s rate of chlamydia was at 315 per 100,000. A little high, but not too bad. Fast forward to 2015, the rate had more than doubled to 655 per 100K people. For 2017, Hennepin reported 8,156 new cases of chlamydia. Making it the highest-rated county for this particular STI with a rate of 708.
Health officials in Bloomington hope this increase is because of more people get tested, but they fear it may be that people aren’t using safe sex practices. Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, making it extra important to get regularly tested so you don’t pass the infection on to others.
If you are looking to get tested for STDs in Bloomington, you have options. There’s a MinuteClinic inside the CVS on Lyndale Avenue. There’s also a Labcorp on East 82nd Street. For more affordable, or even free STD testing, you’ll have to head into Minneapolis. Most clinics that offer free testing are bound to be crowded and have longer wait times, so be prepared for that. There’s a Planned Parenthood there that offers HIV testing as well as testing and treatment of: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, herpes, genital warts, and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Or, there’s another Planned Parenthood in Richfield.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Bloomington clinics with our easy-to-read chart.